Oh my goodness! Tomorrow is the first day of school! I definitely have some butterflies in my tummy! I hope I will be able to sleep tonight. I swear I'm worse than the kids! I had such a sweet class last year! I am hoping that this year is just as wonderful!
I was in my class yesterday for some last minute stuff and wound up staying for 7 hours! What is wrong with me? And somehow I still didn't manage to accomplish all I had hoped to. I did however, finish putting up my tree. Every year I have to have a tree or two in my classroom. I need greenery! And since I don't have a window in my room having any live plants is out!
Another good thing about the tree is that it is FREE! I just love good ole butcher paper!
First you start off with some brown butcher paper. And crumple, crumple, crumple!
This will be your trunk. Now staple it to the wall. If you can't staple than use hot glue!
Now crumple some more brown butcher paper and add some branches!
Hmmm...seems a little sparse. Let's add some more branches. And make them a tad thinner!
Now it is time to add the greenery! Grab some green butcher paper and cut out some leaves. I don't use a stencil, I just wing it!
These leaves definitely need more texture, so let's scrunch some more!
Now make A LOT more! And repeat, once again- A LOT! Then staple, staple, staple, until you get the amount of greenery that works for you!
And there you have it! A lovely tree to add interest to your classroom! Oh how I love my tree! Here is another view!
In my humble opinion every classroom needs a tree! Go ahead - give it a try!
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